End is Nigh?

Re: Apocalypse soon – tomorrow, actually

Some may see this latest group as harmless and fringe, but there are millions of others who believe in some sort of “apocalypse” brought on by a supernatural deity. Some of these people hold positions of political power – it makes you wonder if they are truly responsible enough to be making rational decisions on matters that will actually affect the future of humanity, such as war and climate change.

This latest doomsday group has largely been marginalized by society, and rightly so. But for the sake of us all, shouldn’t a belief in any kind of divinely attributed apocalypse be marginalized, whether there is a precise date assigned to it or not?

Note: This appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Globe & Mail.